Thursday, June 30, 2011


I just got home from my suppression check/anesthesia consult/tattoo drawing/bank account draining appointment......

Everything went perfectly. Here's the run down-

First I had my ultrasound- 13 follies on one side and 14 on the other. The largest on both sides was around 6mm. With the number potential follies, my doctor decided it would be best to reduce the starting dose of foll.istim. So instead of starting at 150iu, I am starting at 75iu (the same as I did for 2 iuis) and I'll go back for a scan on Monday morning bright and early.

After the wanding, I met with my nurse to check in about any symptoms or side effects from the drugs and then she proceeded to draw a couple of black circles on my behind so hubs has a target come Saturday morning!

Next up, a relativity uneventful blood draw (still waiting on the results) and on to have my vitals taken. I am doomed with my blood pressure at this clinic. She weighed me (2 more lbs down!!!) and then this alarm starts going off and she says something under her breath about another fire alarm- then after we realize it isn't an issue she sits me down to take my blood pressure. It was high again, but my nurse confirmed that although high it wasn't too high for IVF so she led me back to the back of the clinic where the ER/ET happens to meet with the anesthesiologist.

I was super surprised at how large the clinic really was beyond what I normally see when I'm there for an ultrasound or blood work. There were several recovery rooms and I also got to peak into the procedure room where the ER happens. I met with the anesthesiologist really quickly and just went over any concerns (none) and what the day of the ER would look like and she sent me back to the front office to pay my bill.

We had decided to pay for the uncovered portion of our cycle with a miles credit card so that we'd at least get rewards for spending so much money. I reluctantly got my card out of my wallet waiting for her to tell me the total, and was VERY pleasantly surprised when it was about $1500 less than I had been previously quoted.... HOORAY!

So, it was great news all around today. Lots of follies, cleared to start stims on Saturday and less $$ than we thought! Happy Belated Birthday to me!!!


E and R said...

Woo Hoo!!! Happy belated Birthday indeed! I am super excited for you!

Stephanie said...

Oh I'm so excited for you!!!! I have such good feelings for you with this first IVF!!! Happy shots! :)

I love that she gave hubs targets!

Michele said...

Wow, what a fantastic day!!!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful news! Glad you had such a good appointment!

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